Railway Accident Victim to Write to PM

A young woman who lost her right leg in an accident at the Indore railway station

Published: 31st May 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2014 12:44 AM   |  A+A-

BHOPAL: A young woman who lost her right leg in an accident at the Indore railway station, after she fell into the gap between a moving train and platform no 5 of the station, now wants to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to draw his attention to the big gap between railway platforms and train bogies which causes accidents similar to the one that befell her.

Nishi Kumari, 24, whose father is a farmer in Sasaram district of Bihar, had come to Indore from Shimla to appear for a job interview with the Cipla pharmaceutical company last week, when she slipped under the wheels of Indore-Jabalpur Express while  trying to catch the train to go to Bhopal to meet her sister.

According to police, her one leg got trapped in the gap between the bogie and the platform. After the onlookers raised an alarm, one of the passengers pulled the chain to stop the train, but by then her right leg was severely injured and was later amputated at Gokuldas hospital in Indore.

“Once I am discharged from the hospital, I will write a letter to PM Modi apprising him of the dangerous gap that is there between the train and the platform in almost all the railway stations in India. People told me that this is not the first time  such an incident has happened. I hope that the PM will instruct the minister of Railways to take appropriate action so that such incident does not happen with anyone else”, she told the Express.


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